Junior Safari - Zoo Camp info - Summer 2013

Please check back here in April 2013 - for information about 2013 Summer camp ...

INFORMATION about the Summer 2012 Camp is available below.. Summer 2013 will be similar.

The Summer 2013 Camp Application will be posted here -

in early April, 2013.

Please read the info below, and on the Camp Application, when available.... in early April 2013.

The application is a .pdf file - you will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print. It is a large file (1.3 MB) so it may take some time to load. If you cannot get it to open, we can send it via email as an attachment - but you will still need Adobe Acrobat to open the application file.
E-mail or call if you have questions. EATM@vcccd.edu 805-378-1441

If you absolutely cannot get the application to work on your computer, we can mail you a hard copy.
Call or e-mail us with your address, and we send it right out.

The application is 6 pages.

There are 3 pages of the Camp Application that need to be returned to us -- by mail please. Thanks.
Don't forget to include your check, with the Camp Application (we are unable to process credit cards - sorry).

It will usually take us 1 week (or a bit longer) to send your confirmation after we receive your Camp Application. So please allow us 10-14 days AFTER you mail the application, to process and get your confirmation sent out to you.

Be sure to check the dates above, for any full weeks, before you mail your Camp Application.

Thanks for your interest. We hope to see you at Camp next Summer..!


Meet the Wonderful Junior Safari Zoo Camp Staff - for Summer 2012.

Rachel Peters
Melanie Barton
Rainey Grandpre
Nick Jarrard

Additional photos coming soon...!!!!

Rachel P.

Rainy G.

Melanie B.

Nick J.

We hope to see you at camp soon!!!

Questions?? Email us at -- eatm@vcccd.edu

OR - PLEASE CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS 805-378-1441 -- We will try to get back to you right away.

General Camp Information...

Camp Hours
A full camp day runs from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. If your child is unable to attend a full day we have "early bird" and "night owl" options available. An Early Bird's day runs from 8:30a.m. to 12:00noon. A Night Owl's day runs from 12:30p.m. to 4:00p.m. All camp sessions begin with drop-off/sign-in with a camp counselor at the front of the zoo.

Camp activities include animal presentations, handling opportunities*, art projects, and science projects. All activities have been developed by our professional zoo education staff with the campers age in mind. Activities will occur within the safety of zoo grounds under the direct supervision of our trained camp staff. The campers will have special access to the back areas, barns, classrooms, zoo kitchen, and wildlife theater.

Full day campers are required to bring a lunch (please note: refrigeration is not available). We provide a morning snack and drinks each day. Please do not send food items that require heating.

Fridays are special days here at the zoo. Full day campers and Night Owls will have the special privilege of inviting their family and friends to attend an animal show that they have prepared and star in. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what your camper has learned during their week, so bring your cameras. Early Birds are not included in this opportunity, so please chose your session carefully.

Camp Staff
75% of the Junior Safari Camp Staff are Graduates of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program here at Moorpark College. We also have graduates of the Moorpark College Child Development Program, as part of the Camp Staff. They are all very familiar with the animals in our collection, are wonderful when working with children and young adults, and will do everything possible to ensure that your camper has a fun, exciting and memorable time...!

Photos from Summer 2010..............

Coyote talk
Listening to the talk about the Coyote.
Guinea Pig
Petting the Guinea Pig.
Drawing with chalk at the zoo..
Chalk is fun..!!!!
Doing a show
Doing a show at the zoo for parents.
Showtime - at the zoo.

More photos always coming....

If you have a question about our Jr. Safari Camp program, PLEASE CALL US AT 805-378-1441 We will get back to you as soon as we can.